Sarah Alagroobi

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The London-based Emirati artist on the duality of identity that influences her creative practice

 

Emirati artist Sarah Alagroobi grew up between Belgium and Turkey before she relocated to the UK for a Masters at London’s Royal College of Art. Working across a variety of mediums including sculpture, painting, film and interactive design, Alagroobi’s practice focuses on the integration between man and machine using traditional forms to create typological surfaces through digital fabrication.

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Sarah Alagroobi

The London-based Emirati artist on the duality of identity that influences her creative practice

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